All new or vacant posts (including public appointments) will be assessed to determine if Welsh language skills are required, and if so, will be categorised as a post where one of the following apply:
- Welsh language skills are essential;
- Welsh language skills need to be learnt when a person is appointed to a post;
- Welsh language skills are desirable;
- Welsh language skills are not necessary.
Where Welsh language skills are essential, desirable or need to be learnt for a new or vacant post, the University will include this information in the job advertisement. Jobs will be advertised bilingually on the website.
Job applicants can submit applications in Welsh to any post. Job applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than if they were submitted in English. The University will state in its job advertisements that applications can be submitted in Welsh and that they will be treated equally to those submitted in English.
Job applicants will have access to the following documents in Welsh, if they are also available in English:
- application forms
- materials explaining the procedures for applying for posts
- information about the interview process or about other assessment methods when applying for a post;
- job descriptions
These documents (listed above) will be equal to the documents provided in English (e.g. in same format, published at the same time; equally available etc). Job applicants can choose to use the Welsh language at any interview or during any other assessment for a post, and there will be a space on the application form for applicants to indicate this choice.
Job applicants will be informed if the University needs to use a translation service at the interview or assessment, to accommodate this. Job applicants who apply for a post in Welsh will be notified of the outcome of the interview or assessment in Welsh.